A seven-day surge in technology stocks has ended after President Donald Trump blocked Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom's effort to buy Qualcomm.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2018
Technology companies led US stocks modestly higher today, driving the market to another set of milestones.
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
Wall Street has finished November with a broad rally that gave the Dow Jones industrial average its biggest gain since March and pushed it past the 24,000 mark for the first time.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
The Dow Jones industrial average missed the 20,000 mark by a fraction of a point on Friday as US stock indexes rose after the government said wages jumped in December, but two other major indexes set records.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2017
US stocks jumped to record highs on Friday after a strong jobs report for the month of July gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
US stocks edged higher overnight as energy companies climbed with the price of oil.
Thu, 04 Aug, 2016
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
The Dunnes Stores strike began on July 19, 1984.
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
An advertisement for a nurse has sparked outrage after specifying "no Haitians".
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Oil futures rallied yesterday erasing losses on strong jobs data and US government forecasts for lower domestic crude production growth and higher global demand for oil.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of New York president William C Dudley says the pace of interest-rate increases is likely to be shallow once the Fed starts to tighten, and recent weakness in the economy was largely the result of temporary conditions.
Tue, 07 Apr, 2015
US employment growth accelerated in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than six-and-a-half-year low of 5.5%, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
US employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in October and wages increased. That could bring the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
A strong jobs report has boosted US and European stocks, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
US job growth increased steadily in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low, underscoring the economy’s resilience in the face of slowing global demand.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
The US stock market is ending the week with meagre gains, sending major indexes further into record territory.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2014
US employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
Employers added more workers than projected in February, indicating the US economy is starting to bounce back from a weather-induced setback. The jobless rate climbed from a five-year low.
Sat, 08 Mar, 2014
As comebacks go, this one was a couple of days in the making.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2014
US job creation slowed sharply over the past two months, turning in the weakest performance in three years. At the same time, however, the unemployment rate hit a new five-year low of 6.6% in January.
Stocks on Wall Street ended mostly higher yesterday despite the US government’s latest jobs report, which showed a sharp decline in hiring last month.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
Republicans in the US House of Representatives unveiled a plan yesterday that would avert a looming default, in a sign that lawmakers may end a standoff that has rattled markets and thrown the country’s future creditworthiness into question.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
President Barack Obama is cancelling a trip to Asia next week because of the US government shutdown.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
Positive news on the US economy outweighed worries about Syria, sending the stock market higher for a second straight day.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2013
The stock market rose yesterday after two lacklustre economic reports convinced traders that the US central bank will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus programme.
Fri, 31 May, 2013
Signs of a slowing economy combined with comments from a Federal Reserve official helped pull the US stock market down yesterday.
Fri, 17 May, 2013
Stocks fell on Wall Street yesterday after the government reported that US employers added the fewest jobs in nine months in March and more people gave up looking for work.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2013
The US economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, the lowest since December 2008, with the government saying Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012
US stocks fell sharply today, waterlogged from Superstorm Sandy and unmoved by a solid October jobs report.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
US employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought.
US President Barack Obama celebrated some unexpected but much-needed good economic news as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office.
Sat, 06 Oct, 2012
The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month, dropping below 8% for the first time in nearly four years.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2012
By Matt Spetalnick and John Whitesides, Washington Charlotte,North Carolina
Sat, 08 Sep, 2012
US employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2012
US stock prices have been checked by a warning from the huge package delivery company FedEx that its profits would be hurt because of a slowdown in the global economy.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
An Australian drilling company has admitted three health and safety violations in connection with a pit disaster in New Zealand in 2010 in which 29 miners were killed.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2012
Another dose of bad economic news threatened Barack Obama’s re-election chances, offering Republican challenger Mitt Romney fresh ammunition to exploit just four months from election day.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
Asian stock markets rose today as investors waded back into riskier assets amid hopes that central banks in the US and elsewhere were gearing up for action to help their beleaguered economies.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2012
US employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up, denting President Barack Obama's re-election chances.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2012
Asian stock markets fell today as strong US company earnings failed to calm investor nerves in the face of economic reports that suggest the world's number one economy is struggling to maintain its recovery.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
The US unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after signs of progress in debt-plagued Europe – a successful bond sale in Italy and the naming of a new leader in Greece.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2011
Asian stock markets struggled to find their footing today, giving back early gains despite a dramatically higher finish on Wall Street last night.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2011
US President Barack Obama said Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement with him to raise the government’s debt ceiling and avoid a default.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
THE ISEQ ended the week in positive territory yesterday, closing up 65.68 points at 2,992.21.
Sat, 07 May, 2011
THE ISEQ index fell 10.25 points to 2,920.18 in line with most of the major European and world bourses yesterday.
Sat, 05 Mar, 2011
Washington: Employers in the US added 192,000 workers in February, amid an improving economy and more seasonable weather, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 8.9%, the lowest level since April 2009.
The curtain will go up again today on 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' after the producers of the accident-prone Broadway musical agreed to new safety measures following a fall that left a stuntman seriously injured.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
US stocks staged a late rally today after spending most of the day weighed down by an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate.
Fri, 03 Dec, 2010
US stocks extended their losing streak to four days tonight after a mixed batch of readings on consumers further muddled investors' sense of the economy.
Fri, 13 Aug, 2010
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